Professional Societies & Organizations:
In addition to resources provide by HFSA, you may want to visit the following pages:
American College of Cardiology (ACC) The mission of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) is to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health.
Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) The mission of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society is to foster optimal cardiovascular health for Canadians.
Educational Heart Failure Resources:
The following organizations offer support to heart failure patients and their families:
Caregiver Action Network: CAN (the National Family Caregivers Association) is a non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge.
ClinicalTrials.Gov: ClinicalTrials.gov provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial’s purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.
Heart Failure Matters: A web site for patients with heart failure, their families and carers developed by the medical education agency Litmus in conjunction with with the Heart Failure Association of the European Cardiology Society (HFA of the ESC).
Heart Failure Online: This site it dedicated to the patient with heart failure. Patients and interested viewers alike will enjoy its simple explanation of complex concepts involved in heart failure.
Her Heart: Her Heart is a registered not for profit that raises awareness around the risk factors and symptoms of heart disease in women. It mounts important campaigns and provides practical resources and support for women to identify risk & make changes. It is also an advocacy body that is making a difference.
Mended Hearts: Mended Hearts is the largest peer-to-peer heart patient support network in the world providing education, support and hope to all types of heart patients and their families.
NeedyMeds: NeedyMeds, a national non-profit, achieves its mission by providing information on healthcare programs, offering direct assistance and facilitating programs.
Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation: The PAN Foundation is an independent, nationwide 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing help and hope to under-insured patients who are unable to afford the out-of-pocket expenses for their prescribed medication.
SecondsCount.org: SecondsCount.org is a public information website hosted by the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) to expand awareness of cardiovascular health issues, from prevention to treatment and everything in between.
WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease: WomenHeart is the only national, patient-centered organization dedicated to promoting women’s heart health through advocacy, community education and patient support.
Patient Assistance Programs / Opportunities:
Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits with Chronic Heart Failure
Apply for Pan Foundation Patient Access Funds – For Medicare Patients being Treated for Heart Failure
Fund Finder: FundFinder is a new web-based app designed to help you quickly learn when financial assistance is available for a life-threatening, chronic or rare disease at PAN and other charitable foundations.
NeedyMeds: Visit NeedyMeds for more information on Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs), which provide free or low-cost prescription medicine to low-come people who are uninsured or under-insured.
SingleCare: SingleCare is the second largest, well funded national prescription savings group with a mission to lower health care costs for all Americans.
CMS (For Provider Questions) (www.cms.gov)
CMS Chronic Care Resources (www.cms.gov)
Drug Assistance (www.Medicare.gov)
Health Insurance (www.HealthCare.gov)
Pharmacy Companies (www.drugs.com/pharmaceutical-companies.html)
RxAssist – Patient Center (www.rxassist.org/patients)
Partnership for Prescription Assistance (www.pparx.org)
The Pharmacy Co-Pay Resource (www.cou-co.com)
USDA Food Composition Databases (ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb)
Podcasts & Additional Resources:
Dr. Patty Chang on Heart Failure: Treatment & Research – Includes transcripts and links
CMS Chronic Care Management Services Fact Sheet – Changes for 2017
Disclaimer: The Heart Failure Society of America, Inc. is not responsible and may not be held liable for the accuracy or completeness of the content of any of the web sites links located on this page. HFSA is not engaged in providing medical or other professional services or advice. If medical advice or services are sought, the services of a competent medical doctor should be obtained. The HFSA in no way recommends that anyone make any change in medical care or treatment without first consulting a medical doctor regardless of any recommendations or information that may be found at any site on the internet.